Pharmacology

Course Details

Course Number: DNHY 4103  Spring 2011

Location: Bridwell Hall

Classroom Number: 112

Days & Times:

  MONDAY    0800  - 0850 AM
  WEDNESDAY 0800  - 0850 AM
  THURSDAY  1300  - 1350 PM 



Course Attachments

Textbooks

Applied Pharmacology for the Dental Hygienist  ISBN: 978-0-323-04874-3

Dental Drug Reference  ISBN: 978-0-7817-9827-3

MSU Faculty Member
Dr. Fredric C. Davis   
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Course Objectives

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

UPON SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF THE COURSE, THE STUDENT WILL BE ABLE TO:

1.  DEFINE AND APPROPRIATELY USE THE TERMINOLOGY ASSOCIATED WITH PHARMACOLOGY.

2.  USE APPROPRIATE REFERENCE SOURCES TO EVALUATE A DRUG.

3.  WRITE AND INTERPRET A PRESCRIPTION.

4.  UNDERSTAND THE CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT AND EXPLAIN HOW  IT EFFECTS THE DENTAL  OFFICE.

5.  IDENTIFY DRUG GROUPS USED IN DENTISTRY AND DISCUSS THEIR   INDICATIONS, DOSAGE, PHARMACOKINETICS, PHARMACOLOGIC EFFECTS, ADVERSE REACTIONS, AND DRUG INTERACTIONS.

6.  IDENTIFY AND EVALUATE DRUGS USED TO TREAT VARIOUS MEDICAL CONDITIONS AND DETERMINE HOW THEY MIGHT MODIFY DENTAL HYGIENE TREATMENT PLANNING.

7.  IDENTIFY THE MEDICAL CONDITIONS THAT REQUIRE ANTIBIOTIC PROPHYLAXIS.

8.  IDENTIFY DENTAL PROCEDURES THAT CAUSE A TRANSIENT BACTEREMIA AND THEREFORE MAY REQUIRE ANTIBIOTIC PROPHYLAXIS.

9.  DESCRIBE THE STANDARD REGIMEN AND ALTERNATIVE FOR PROPHYLACTIC ANTIBIOTIC PREMEDICATION IN DENTAL TREATMENT.

10  IDENTIFY AND DISCUSS SPECIAL SITUATIONS THAT MAY BE AFFECTED BY THE USE OF PHARMACOLOGIC AGENTS, SUCH AS PREGNANCY AND BREAST FEEDING.

11. COMPUTE PROPER DOSAGES FOR LOCAL ANESTHETICS USING ACCEPTED FORMULAS AND MANUFACTURER’S RECOMMENDATIONS.

12. HAVE A GENERAL UNDERSTANDING OF THE FUNCTION OF THE AUTONOMIC NERVOUS SYSTEM.

13. HAVE AN UNDERSTANDING OF THE NERVES ASSOCIATED WITH DENTAL LOCAL ANESTHESIA.
   

MORE SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES ARE PRESENTED AT THE BEGINNING OF EACH ASSIGNED CHAPTER.  ALSO NOTE  THE “CLINICAL SKILLS ASSESSMENT” SECTION AT THE END OF EACH CHAPTER.


Course Expectations

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

1.  THROUGH LECTURE AND DISCUSSION, DENTAL HYGIENE STUDENTS WILL   BECOME FAMILIAR WITH DRUGS MOST OFTEN USED AND/OR PRESCRIBED  BY DENTAL OFFICES AS WELL AS DRUG GROUPS USED TO TREAT  MEDICAL CONDITIONS AND MEDICAL EMERGENCIES.  EMPHASIS WILL   BE PLACED ON APPROPRIATE AND THROUGH EVALUATION OF PATIENT MEDICAL HISTORY FORMS.  THE KEY ELEMENT IN EVALUATION OF PATIENT MEDICAL HISTORIES IS THE ABILITY TO QUICKLY UTILIZE    REFERENCE MATERIAL TO ANALYZE THE PATIENT’S PHYSICAL STATUS  AND TO DETERMINE IF MODIFICATION OF THE TREATMENT PLAN IS REQUIRED TO PROVIDE SAFE AND EFFECTIVE TREATMENT.

2.  DISCUSSION OF THE CRANIAL AND AUTONOMIC NERVOUS SYSTEMS IS INCLUDED AS NECESSARY TO UNDERSTAND THE EFFECT OF MANY DRUGS WITH SPECIAL EMPHASIS ON ANATOMY RELATIVE TO LOCAL
 ANESTHESIA.

3.  AT THE DISCRETION OF THE INSTRUCTOR, HOMEWORK CONCERNING THE IMPENDING CHAPTER WILL BE ASSIGNED.  THIS WORK WILL BE DUE  AT THE BEGINNING OF THE LECTURE PERIOD WHERE THIS MATERIAL WILL BE DISCUSSED.  AS INDICATED ABOVE, THE SUM OF THE GRADES ON ASSIGNED HOMEWORK WILL BE EQUIVALENT TO ONE EXAMINATION AND WILL BE FACTORED INTO THE FINAL COURSE GRADE ACCORDINGLY.  HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS TURNED IN LATE WILL BE DEGRADED BY 50%


4.  ATTENDANCE IS EXPECTED  - EACH STUDENT WILL BE RESPONSIBLE  FOR COMPLETION OF HOMEWORK ON TIME AND TO BE HANDED IN AT  THE BEGINNING OF THE APPROPRIATE LECTURE PERIOD.


5.  ABSENCES: MORE THAN TWO (2) ABSENCES FOR WILL RESULT IN A LOSS OF 5 POINTS FROM THE FINAL COURSE GRADE FOR  EACH ABSENCE OVER THE ALLOWED TWO.  CASES WHICH  INVOLVE EXTENUATING CIRCUMSTANCES WILL BE  MANAGED ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS.

6.  SCHEDULED EXAMINATIONS WILL BE COMPREHENSIVE IN NATURE, BUT WILL FOCUS ON MATERIAL PRESENTED SINCE THE PREVIOUS  EXAMINATION.    STUDENTS MISSING AN EXAM DUE TO ILLNESS WILL BE ALLOWED TO    MAKE UP THE EXAM ON THE DAY OF THEIR RETURN TO SCHOOL.  NO GRADE HIGHER THAN A 90 WILL BE GIVEN FOR MAKE-UP    EXAMINATIONS.  STUDENTS WILL BE ALLOWED TO MAKE UP ONLY  ONE (1) EXAM PER SEMESTER.


Grading Standards

 

COURSE EVALUATION:

EXAMINATION 1 25% A = 92 - 100

EXAMINATION 2 25% B = 83 - 91

EXAMINATION 3 (FINAL) 25% C = 75 - 82

ASSIGNED HOMEWORK 25% D = 65 - 74


Final Exam5/11/2011  8:00 am

Submission Format PolicyNote: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.

Plagiarism Policy Plagiarism is the use of someone else's thoughts, words, ideas, or lines of argument in your own work without appropriate documentation (a parenthetical citation at the end and a listing in "Works Cited")-whether you use that material in a quote, paraphrase, or summary. It is a theft of intellectual property and will not be tolerated, whether intentional or not.

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As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."

As students at MSU, we recognize that any great society must be composed of empowered, responsible citizens. We also recognize universities play an important role in helping mold these responsible citizens. We believe students themselves play an important part in developing responsible citizenship by maintaining a community where integrity and honorable character are the norm, not the exception. Thus, We, the Students of Midwestern State University, resolve to uphold the honor of the University by affirming our commitment to complete academic honesty. We resolve not only to be honest but also to hold our peers accountable for complete honesty in all university matters. We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one's own, work or ideas which are not entirely one's own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all student work is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student. We expect of ourselves academic integrity, personal professionalism, and ethical character. We appreciate steps taken by University officials to protect the honor of the University against any who would disgrace the MSU student body by violating the spirit of this creed. Written and adopted by the 2002-2003 MSU Student Senate.

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Attendance Requirements

ATTENDANCE IS EXPECTED - EACH STUDENT WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR COMPLETION OF HOMEWORK ON TIME AND TO BE HANDED IN AT THE BEGINNING OF THE APPROPRIATE LECTURE PERIOD.

ABSENCES:

MORE THAN TWO (2) ABSENCES FOR WILL RESULT IN A LOSS OF 5 POINTS FROM THE FINAL COURSE GRADE FOR EACH ABSENCE OVER THE ALLOWED TWO. CASES WHICH INVOLVE EXTENUATING CIRCUMSTANCES WILL BE MANAGED ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS.


Other Policies

WATER BOTTLES, CELL PHONES, HAND-HELD CALCULATORS/COMPUTERS ARE NOT ALLOWED DURING AN EXAMINATION.  POSSESSION OF ANY OF THESE DEVICES DURING AN EXAM WILL BE CONSTRUED AS
ACADEMIC DISHONESTY AND WILL BE DEALT WITH ACCORDINGLY.

PHONE USE:
CELL PHONE USE DURING LECTURES (TEXTING OR VERBAL) IS EXTREMELY DISRUPTIVE TO YOUR FELLOW CLASSMATES AND TO THE FACULTY TEACHING THE COURSE.  THEREFORE THE USE OF CELL PHONES WILL NOT BE TOLERATED.  IF YOU USE YOUR CELL PHONE IT WILL BE CONFISCATED FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE SCHEDULED DAY.  REPEAT OFFENDERS WILL BE ASKED TO LEAVE THE CLASSROOM AND WILL BE REQUIRED TO MEET WITH THE FACULTY AND THE CHAIR OF THE DEPARTMENT.  IN CASE OF EMERGENCIES, PLEASE NOTIFY SPOUSES, FAMILY AND FRIENDS TO CONTACT YOU VIA THE PROGRAM SECRETARY AT 397-4764.


THE AMERICAN WITH DISABILITIES ACT:
 MIDWESTERN STATE UNIVERSITY DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF AN INDIVIDUAL’S DISABILITY AND COMPLIES WITH SECTION 504 OF THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT IN ITS ADMISSION,
 ACCESSIBILITY AND EMPLOYMENT OF INDIVIDUALS IN PROGRAMS AND   ACTIVITIES.  MSU PROVIDES ACADEMIC ACCOMMODATIONS AND AUXILIARY AIDS TO INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES, AS DEFINED
 BY LAW, WHO ARE OTHERWISE QUALIFIED TO MEET ACADEMIC  REQUIREMENTS.  FOR ASSISTANCE CALL (940) 397-4515.   IT IS THE STUDENT’S RESPONSIBILITY TO DECLARE ANY   DISABILITIES.  AFTER DECLARATION, PREFERABLY AT THE BEGINNING OF EACH SEMESTER, THE STUDENT NEEDS TO CONTACT   INDIVIDUAL INSTRUCTORS TO DETERMINE ANY REASONABLE  ACCOMMODATIONS THAT MAY BE REQUIRED.
              
   
                


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